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Some light reading that can help if you're having trouble sleeping...

In a 1975 study, Harvard scientist Ellen Langer demonstrated that human beings are likely to believe that they can control or influence outcomes even if they have no control whatsoever over the end result.

QUOTE: "An illusion of control was defined as an expectancy of a personal success probability inappropriately higher than the objective probability would warrant."

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/136e/9cf6b5a4d17dbe8400fa5d7f4bf3ad01f6ac.pdf

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